Accessing medical cannabis in the UK
Since November 2018, cannabis-based medicines have been available in the UK through a legal prescription from specialist doctors. But despite overwhelming support, they are rarely prescribed on the NHS or outside of private medical practices, and are only accessible through a costly private prescription. In this special blog article, we’re celebrating our favourite plant, cannabis hemp sativa, and exploring its many medicinal uses, as well as looking at the current medical cannabis landscape here in the UK. We’ll take a look at how to access medical cannabis and get a private prescription, as well as link you to support organisations that can provide more information.
Throughout the plant kingdom there are hundreds of different types of plants that produce essential oils, such as lavender, lemon, peppermint and patchouli. Just as these plants and herbs add flavour to our food, their essential oils can also add some extra flavour to our health. The wellbeing effects of these oils are as wide-ranging as the plants themselves - from improved sleep and decongested sinuses, to clearer skin and increased energy. Anything that has ‘essential’ in its title must be pretty good, right?!
Nourish your skin whilst tapping into the energetic power of touch, words and frequency.
Beauty runs so much deeper than what’s on the outside. True beauty comes from our core. It’s an energy that glows from our being. A radiance that shines from our soul. We might not be able to put our finger on it, but there is something intriguing about our inner energy. And the key to it all is frequency.
Combining ingredients in a blend is nothing new. Most of the foods we eat blend ingredients to create new taste sensations. We blend fruits and vegetables to make smoothies. Even our coffee is blended. So why should our skincare products be any different?
From ancient China and India, to the Roman Empire, to the Middle Ages. From rituals in Central America, to farming during the Tudor times, to the motor industry in the U.S. Hemp has an interesting and vast history spanning millennia. We explore some of the uses for hemp throughout history, and consider what we can learn from our ancestors to make better use of this fascinating and versatile plant.
This month, we’re taking a deep-dive into the system that all humans and animals have, yet very few of us know anything about. The endocannabinoid system is what makes us react with the cannabinoids in cannabis, but what else does it do? Could understanding it be key to unlocking how we treat hundreds of different health conditions.
This month we look at cannabis' long lasting relationship with sex and romance, how it's been used as an aphrodisiac throughout the ages. From ancient India and early tantra practices to modern day CBD lubricants and breaking down boundaries and taboos for women's sexual wellness, cannabis and our intimate health make for good bedfellows.
Are you curious about using CBD in your wellness regime?
In our first Cannabliss blog post, we explore ways to incorporate CBD into your self care and wellness regime. And it's not just bath bombs and face masks. Self care can be anything from getting back in touch with nature, keeping fit and even getting a good night’s sleep - and there are some great ways to include cannabis too.